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Junction health centre to be refurbished

Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 7:45 AM    

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ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica -- The maternal and dental units of the Junction health centre in St Elizabeth are set to be refurbished in the next financial year.

The was revealed following a tour of the facility on Wednesday by minister of state with responsibility for primary health care infrastructure, Luther Buchanan.

“With Junction being one of the fastest growing towns in this part of the island, we have to have a vision for its future development and that has to include the delivery of health care services," Minister Buchanan said. "This is part of the general thrust of the Ministry of Health to improve services at the primary health care level and upgrade our facilities.”

A release from the Ministry of Health on Thursday said the facility is also to get a "general face-lift, proper signage is to be put in place and the waiting area expanded".

The Junction health centre currently offers curative, child health, dental, mental health, family planning, pharmacy, and environmental health services.

Minister Buchanan also visited the Myersville, Portsea, Malvern, and Bellevue health centres in the parish.

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